Million Dollar Gift

Have you ever stopped to think about all of the volunteer energy expended in Arlington, from the work of our boards, agencies, and committees, to the dedicated efforts of Town Meeting members? ACMi’s Public Affairs department is interested in recognizing, and possibly quantifying, the contributions made by countless residents who spend their own time to inventory our trees, steward our resources, monitor our finances, and so much more. This is the genesis of “The Million Dollar Gift,” a new series that profiles volunteers to illuminate what they do, and why they do it. Among the episodes currently airing: we shine a light on the PicturePost project that enables anyone with a smartphone to chronicle our changing environment in real time; we look at the work of the Open Space committee to get folks out into Arlington’s natural world; and we get the low-down on the town-wide tree inventory that has just wrapped up.

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Episodes

Million Dollar Gift | Bob Sprague

Million Dollar Gift | Bob Sprague

Bob Sprague is a long time journalist who founded YourArlington.com to keep Arlington news and politics front and center for its reader. Bob’s dedication to journalism has been, and continues to be, a Million Dollar Gift to Arlington. To find out more visit:...
Million Dollar Gift | DeAnne Dupont and Elise Springuel, Food Link

Million Dollar Gift | DeAnne Dupont and Elise Springuel, Food Link

In its relatively short history, Food Link has become one of the most popular and effective social service agencies in this area. Its food recovery mission is being tested by the current conditions, but the organization is soldiering on gamely. Founder DeAnne DuPont...
Million Dollar Gift | Andi Doane, Arlington EATS

Million Dollar Gift | Andi Doane, Arlington EATS

Volunteer energy provides the heartbeat for a number of vital social service agencies in this area, including Arlington EATS. How, then, can they continue to effectively respond to the rise of food insecurity in Arlington while volunteer ranks are diminished by...
Million Dollar Gift | Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Project Bread

Million Dollar Gift | Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Project Bread

There are many front lines in the battle against COVID-19, and one of the most serious (and least publicized) is the food insecurity it is causing. Project Bread is a familiar organization to many in the Boston area because of their iconic annual Walk for Hunger....
Million Dollar Gift – FoodLink

Million Dollar Gift – FoodLink

Join us for an exciting excursion into the world of local volunteerism! On this installment of Million Dollar Gift, we were lucky enough to sit down with the staff and co-founders of Foodlink to discuss the ins and outs of food availability. Foodlink is a non-profit...
Million Dollar Gift – Juli Brazile

Million Dollar Gift – Juli Brazile

In this series that shines a spotlight on the immense value we all receive from the volunteer efforts of many Arlington residents, we talk to Juli Brazile, a whirlwind of volunteerism and civic engagement who has taken on a host of different roles over almost three...
Million Dollar Gift – Brucie Moulton

Million Dollar Gift – Brucie Moulton

Meet Brucie Moulton, Arlington resident, activist and dedicated volunteer to many causes in Arlington. Her passion and long-time service to others and the town are among the many gifts she has given and continues to give, inspiring the next generation to participate...